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Homer's Odyssey Sample Content
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  • ISBN:9780521137737
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):Classics
  • Author(s):Charles Weiss
  • Available from: February 2012

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    For Greeks of the Classical period (and onwards) Homer was simply ‘the Poet’, in much the same way that for centuries in the Western tradition the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures were ‘the Book’. Homer came to dominate the Greek literary and cultural tradition and it is difficult to understand ancient Greek culture without knowing his poetry. This book provides selected extracts from The Odyssey, together with comprehensive notes on the text, questions for discussion and an examination of the influence of The Odyssey on later works of literature, enabling readers to explore and understand this seminal work.

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    • Clear, user-friendly layout is accessible for a range of students, both Classicists and those studying more general topics in Classical and ancient history and civilisation.

    • New translations of key passages of Latin and Greek written in approachable, readable English that can be easily accessed by all students.

    • Translation and commentaries by key scholars in the Classical field provide readable, informative texts with broad appeal.

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